Hand grips won't fit.

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  1. BikeSmith

    BikeSmith New Member

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    Just got some sweet brooks slim leather hand grips over the holidays, but went to put them on today, and they won't fit. is one bigger then the other? can anyone tell me what the normal tube size on the throttle side should be? do I need to by a set for a motorcycle instead of a bike? really like the look of these. if I can get them to work. any help would be great. thanks.
     
  2. 2door

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    Standard bicycle handlebars are 7/8" in outer diameter. You handgrips should fit if they're 'standard'. It takes a little work to get grips to slide over the twist grip throttle but it can be done.
    A little heat, hot water will work, and some lubrication, WD-40 works, but the new grip can be worked onto the throttle side.

    Just a hint, but WD-40 also works to get the old grips off. Insert a thin blade screwdriver between the grip and the handlebar and squirt in a little WD. It should twist off.

    Hope this helps.

    Tom
     
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    being leather, it may not stretch enough to fit

    *** motorcycles are 7/8in like bicycles - harleys are 1in

    on both, the throttle grip is 1/8in larger, so a *** throttle grip or harley left grip should fit your throttle
     
  4. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    You need to buy grips specifically for a motorcycle!! (one grip is bigger than the other for the throttle). ;)
     
  5. BikeSmith

    BikeSmith New Member

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    Ok I will buy a pair for a motorcycle. just really liked these. they are leather wrap over an aluminum tube. with polished aluminum collars on each end. there is a small screw on the collars. to clamp them down. like a seat post clamp. so these will not stretch like a normal grip. :(
     
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, I note that the asian bikes I mentioned are censored here ??!!??
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    What's the bike type, ****?
     

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